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Bunge Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German Middle Low German bunge ‘drum’ hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a drummer or drum maker. German (Bünge): in Hesse a variant of Bünde (see Bunde ). English (Middlesex): habitational name from Bungay (Suffolk). The place early recorded as Bunghea is probably named with the Old English personal name Būna + -inga denoting ‘family or followers of’ + ēg ‘island dry ground in marsh; promontory’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Bunger, Bunde, Bunce, Runge, Busse, Burge, Budde, Bunte, Budge, Auge

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Where is the Bunge family from?

You can see how Bunge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bunge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Bunge families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 52 Bunge families living in Illinois. This was about 25% of all the recorded Bunge's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Bunge families in 1880.
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What did your Bunge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bunge. 30% of Bunge men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Bunge women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bunge were Salesman and Nurse. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Housework
  • Nurse
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bunge. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bunge. For the veterans among your Bunge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bunge lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bunge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Bunge in 1953 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

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